Aug 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
security at greater risk. >> last friday, mitt romney brought up the president of the united states, his birth certificate. they can't get away from that, but wait a minute, it was just a joke. but the day after the republican convention, speakers lined up to question president obama's americanness. is he really an american? president obama has been president of the united states for nearly four years and republicans are still questioning his values as an american citizen. it's the twisted version of the truth and it was embraced by everybody in the room. >> barack obama has a problem with the american dream. >> obama is stifling the american dream, primarily because it isn't his dream. >> what this administration has in mind for america isn't a renewal. it's a great leveling out. >> barack obama seems intent on enrolling more people on food stamps. >> president obama began his presidency with an apology tour. >> i know you're about ready to throw up, but please bear with me. it wouldn't be the republican national convention without more dishonesty about welfare and medicare. the republi
Sep 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
level low with the circle around it, that's not going to let it head for the united states or bahamas but turn it out to sea. let me take you through the holiday weekend forecast. we are going to see temperatures pretty mild across much of the country, 80s up to minnesota and still going to be in the 80s and 90 ace through the southeast. it will be cooler where we have clouds and rain from isaac. that's where the clouds and rain will be pushing throughout your sunday. much of the west remains very dry and fire conditions still very dangerous there and still have a couple of big blazes burning. for labor day, we're going to watch wet weather in areas of the east. we're ending our summer season here with warm temperatures. if you're under isaac, you are going to get wet weather. back to you, alex. >> political headlines now, apparent convention bounce from mitt romney in a new poll following the republican gather. a boost among independents for governor romney, 45% rate him favorable compared to 34% before his speech on thursday. 20% find him likeable compared to 16% before the speech.
Sep 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
of president obama. let's listen. >> it began with a perfect aaa credit rating for the united states. it ends with a downgraded america. >> the reason the country's debt rating was downgraded is everyone who watches this program and others on msnbc and read the newspapers know, it had a lot to do with the republican congress playing a dangerous game of chicken over the debt, refusing to compromise. here is what he said about the simpson-bowles debt commission. this is again paul ryan skating around the truth. >> he created a new bipartisan debt commission. they came back with an urgent report. he thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing. >> "they, they," the commission. he was on the commission. the fact he leaves out is he actually sat on the commission. paul ryan, that guy there, and voted against his final urgent report and many believed helped bring it all down despite dick durbin voting for it. here's a guy who's able to go in front of the national audience debuting himself and presents himself as someone who isn't at all responsible for the failure of simpson-b
Sep 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
. >> as far as i hear, a lot of people are bringing stuff back to the united states right now. >> they are. >> i mean, i can speak from personal experience that i outsource a lot. like i am an outsourceaholic. >> overseas. >> wherever i can find good skilled people at an affordable price, i don't care if they're from the u.s. or not. having said that, we've been doing a little more overseas than domestic mainly because we outsource development work. it seems like every guy and his cousin do it affordably. there's so many tools to manage them, it makes it easier to do. as far as the future of outsourcing, i think as the world becomes flatter, it becomes easier to reach out to people with technology today. i don't really care where they are as long as they're skilled. >> i certainly care about the skills, but the cultural issues are important to me, and the proximity. i need to hug the people i actually work with, people i actually can have a conversation with. i want to be able to sort of look into their eyes. so i started a new company, and i've outsourced is it to long island which is tha
Sep 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
the president of the united states in that way. let's even take the idea that we are somehow less safe in the world, this kind of discourse that was coming up from condi rice and john mccain. that felt to me the sort of thing that would be policed out of a democratic convention. you're not allowed to show up and say oh, you know, we're much more vulnerable now. we're much less safe than we once were. >> the eastwood presentation, it spoke to the soft birtherism that's been around all week. that barack obama is not one of ours. he just doesn't get it. and the party took on this role as the carrier of the american dream, the carrier of american exceptionalism as though the rest of us are not. and then to say actually he doesn't get it, and implication presuming lots of democrats don't get it. >> i think we're connecting a lot of dots that shouldn't necessarily be connected. >> okay. >> i think clint eastwood very clearly has a history if you look at this man of being one that is civil to people of all different backgrounds. and you know, i just thought that this was an eccentric speech.
Sep 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
class voters about crime in the united states or about the maybe some of the parts much the civil rights movement they didn't like. and then when with ronald reagan would talk about welfare queen, same thing, a coded racial message. so what are the messages this time? well, the most important one is in the ads that the romney campaign is doing on welfare. these ads are inaccurate but making it sound as if president obama wants to, quote, send them a check, just send them a check. welfare recipients. more than half of all of their ad budget is dwoeevoted to thes ads. now, they toned that down at the convention because that so obviously is a racial subtext. they toned that down, but they do have a couple of other things that still will do conjure kind of the same deal, both paul ryan and mitt romney said in their speeches that money was going to be raided from medicare to pay for obamacare. >> i heard that. >> what that's code for is, hey, white senior citizen voter, your money is going to be taken and given to possibly black minority, uninsured, poor people. that plays on their fears that
Sep 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
is president or wants to be president of the united states ought to keep that in mind. >> i think he ran against a mandate because that was a politically wise thing for him to do and it helped separate him from his two opponents and he implemented it because it was what you do policy-wise. if you took this approach, you had to have the mandate. i think it makes sense for romney to sound as hawkish as possible in order to please elements in the republican base but he tapped robert zellic to be in charge of his transition. he's considered within the realist/dovish position. we don't know. i think it would be a very romney thing to do to use rhetoric as a substitute for actually costly policy actions. >> josh is pro flip-flop. you may change your mind. >> if your position is bad, then, yes. >> that's mccain's line. changed my mind. i would also note since we ran from that list, the american government under george w. bush and very president obama was colluding. i don't want to give too much credit to the president or the american power in bringing down him when he was a key ally that we've